UAAP stars, Olympians take center stage in Upfront this month


Posted at Jun 07 2020 11:45 AM

MANILA, Philippines -- Fans will get to know more about their sports idol thanks to "Upfront," which offers fun segments with UAAP and PVL champions, Filipino Olympians, and even power couples in local sports this month.

On Sunday, June 7, UAAP football champions Jarvey Gayoso and Inna Palacios will teach basic drills for aspiring players to follow at home, while volleyball standouts Jema Galanza and Alina Bicar serve off-court entertainment to fans with a duet.

June 14 will be "One Big Fight" day on Upfront, as Ateneo's Dwight Ramos answers questions from fans, while Lady Eagle Ponggay Gaston learns basic Korean from Sandra Jung aka "Dalagang Koreana."

On June 21, former La Salle volleyball stars Kianna Dy and Majoy Baron go head-to-head for the title of "Lockdown Cook," while University of Santo Tomas rookie Imee Hernandez and National U Pep Squad's Arthur Aventura figure in a TikTok dance showdown.

"Upfront" will then move to Friday starting June 25, with an episode featuring Filipino Olympians EJ Obiana and Jasmine Alkhaldi in the show's first ever "Quarantine Olympics."

Sports couples Eya Laure and Anthony Figueroa of UST, and Desiree Cheng and Kib Montalbo of La Salle also share their #CoupleGoals stories during the quarantine period.

Joining them in these fun segments are "Upfront" hosts Angelique Manto, Janeena Chan, Martin Javier, and Turs Daza.

"The show has been one of my anchors adjusting to the new normal. It’s a huge blessing to be able to continue what I love in such uncertain times," said Chan. 

Catch the new episodes of “Upfront,” an Anak TV Seal recipient, every Sunday at 8 am, with replays at 1 pm and 6 pm, before moving to Friday starting June 25, on LIGA Channel 86, and LIGA HD on Channel 183—available on SKY Cable, Destiny, and 200 local cable affiliates. Also watch it on iWant and the ABS-CBN Sports YouTube channel.

(For more sports coverage, visit the ABS-CBN Sports website).